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Northern California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

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As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed at least 56 people and authorities say 130 are unaccounted for.

 

 

After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies domestic violence

Posted earlier today in National

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment.

 

 

Trump administration defends its case against CNN's Acosta

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President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House "hard pass."

 

 

Sheriff: Parkland shooting suspect assaulted jail officer

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Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz attacked a detention officer at the county jail and now faces new charges including use of the officer's electric stun device, authorities said Wednesday.

 

 

Caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

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Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the border.

 

 

Forecasters: South is in for wintry mix this week

Posted yesterday in National

Forecasters are warning that snow, sleet and freezing rain are likely Wednesday and Thursday across parts of the South.

 

 

Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

Posted yesterday in National

The nation's leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids.

 

 

Appointment of acting attorney general challenged in court

Posted yesterday in National

Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and the Justice Department's own succession plan by elevating Whitaker to the top job.

 

 

Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power.

 

 

Dead in cars and homes: N. California fire toll at 42

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape.

 

 

CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials to cover the White House be returned.

 

 

More races go to Democrats, including Senate seat in Arizona

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

No, it wasn't a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night.

 

 

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.

 

 

US colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

The number of foreign students heading to U.S. colleges and universities fell again last year, the second straight decline after more than a decade of growth, a new report finds.

 

 

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.

 

 

Anthony Zurcher: When the press fights the president, the president wins

Posted 11/11/2018 in National

The East Room of the White House -- with its vaulted ceilings, ornate chandeliers and gold curtains -- is the closest thing to a throne room the United States has.

 

 

'Everything's at stake' on eve of first Trump-era elections

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party's super-charged campaign to end the GOP's monopoly in Washington and statehouses across the nation.

 

 

Damaging storms, twisters possible overnight in Southeast

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

Forecasters say there's another threat of severe weather including tornadoes across the southeastern United States.

 

 

Air Force mascot falcon improving after injury at West Point

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

An Air Force falcon injured at West Point during a prank Saturday before the annual rivalry football game between the service academies is back home and showing signs of improvement.

 

 

Utah mayor, guard member killed by trainee in Afghanistan

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday.

 

 

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